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Trees for small gardens

Trees for small gardens

Deciding what small tree to squeeze into a modern pint-pot garden can be a real problem. A look at a tree nursery list will have you salivating but if space… Read more »

Wild Ferments!

Wild Ferments!

Wild Ferments! Most of us tend to view the world of microbes with some suspicion, convinced that these bugs can do us harm or make us unwell, in fact there… Read more »

Steve’s Derbyshire Allotment

Steve’s Derbyshire Allotment

I can’t say I like anything at all about the dark drab dull winter months, I am very much a summer person and absolutely love the sunshine on my face… Read more »

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two)

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two)

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two) There is a famous quote by Thomas Fuller (English Churchman and historian) that goes “No garden is without its weeds”…. Read more »

Different uses for a hedge

Different uses for a hedge

Hedges – they’re not just for protection and privacy! Read Catharine Howard’s guest blog on the best uses for the humble hedge. Different uses for a hedge WHY does the… Read more »

Why I like to grow potatoes

Why I like to grow potatoes

Read guest blogger Richard Barrett’s advice on avoiding potato blight Why I like to grow potatoes The potato started life as food for the poor but has risen in value… Read more »

Oca

Oca

Guest blogger Phillippa Lambert writes about growing Oca – a versatile and tasty vegetable. Oca A new vegetable crop for me this year is Oca (Oxalis tuberosa), along with Yacon,… Read more »

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Veg Garden

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Veg Garden

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Veg Garden Why grow veg? For me it’s ultimately about cooking, with the added incentive of being in nature in a way that I… Read more »

Winter Wildlife Garden

Winter Wildlife Garden

Guest blogger Michelle Storm writes a regular blog on increasing wild flower meadows in UK gardens and public spaces. A winter wildlife garden In mid November a carpet of leaves… Read more »

Richard Mulcahy

Richard Mulcahy

Guest blogger Richard Mulcahy has a shady plot in Co. Antrim and writes here about his allotment and growing early rhubarb. Shady plots In the winter months, I get a… Read more »